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Pretend taxes

When it comes to over taxing, people love to pretend. And there has been a whole lot of pretending lately. In France, for instance. The country’s former president, Nicolas Sa... read more...


Cutting away at charities

The knives are out for donations to charities. Now wait a minute, Tom. Nobody wants to hurt our charities, do they? Yes, they do. There are people who would be happy to gut ... read more...


Don’t lose sleep over dire predictions

How many times have you heard or read that the world will soon be overwhelmed with too many people? Perhaps you read some of the books that predicted this. Some authors made ... read more...


Stand by for action!

Here is a New Year’s resolution that will set your heart a thumpin’. As soon as you read it you will enter it in BIG LETTERS, underlined and circled, in your new diary. Here ... read more...


The Greatest Year

“It may not feel like it, but 2012 has been the greatest year in the history of the world.” Britain’s The Spectator magazine recently balanced this chip on its shoulder. When... read more...


An acceptance of violence

We pause to feel and express our disgust. At the shooting of the children in Connecticut. We machinate about the guns stashed and brandished around us. Our politicians rail ... read more...


What Right-to-Work really means

You don’t need me to tell you labor unions just lost another battle. Michigan became a “right-to-work” state. So workers there no longer have to join a union to get certain jo... read more...


Who is responsible?

Bill O’Reilly commented this week on a recent murder-suicide. His comments brought to mind what a Navy officer did to me and others years ago. O’Reilly referred to the crime ... read more...


Fracking is here to stay

Fracking and other modern drilling techniques are here to stay. Opponents may stop a pipeline here or some drilling there. They may delay it in some states. They may get it ba... read more...


Twinkie Tale

By the time this appears, the Hostess Twinkies strike may be settled. Or… it will not be settled. And the company may be kaput. In case you have missed it, the Twinkies story... read more...


Big Brother is watching

Do you realize you have Big Brother as a bed partner? The Big Brother from George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. The name Big Brother makes most of us think of governm... read more...


Character

My suggestion is that any time an election gets you down, look up some Harry Truman quotes. I bet they will cheer you. Or encourage you. Or restore your faith in the presidenc... read more...


More! More! More!

You don’t have to ask why you hear remarks like “Same old, same old.” And “There’s nuthin’ new under the sun.” And – as Harry Truman said – “There is nothing new in the world ... read more...


Moving out

Mayor Bloomberg voiced a warning recently. He cautioned New Yorkers about forever raising taxes on the rich. Whether you like it or not, he said, the rich are mobile. And whe... read more...


We The People

This election campaign brings to mind a haberdasher. A guy going broke selling men’s clothing. It brings to mind aristocrats. And army generals, an engineer and farmers. And d... read more...



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